6-8 Earth and Space Science: Plate Tectonics
6-8 Core Curriculum – Earth and Space Science:
Take your students on a wild ride to the center of the earth with this interactive and hands-on exploration of the layers of the earth, tectonic plates, earthquakes, volcanoes, and more! Highlights include 20 hands-on activities and experiments to engage your children and provide a multisensory exploration of earth’s geologic processes. Each chapter includes web links to multiple videos, hands-on activities, experiments, readings, worksheets, charts, interactive websites, games, full-color high resolution graphics, and more!
Take a peek inside:
The core, mantle and crust of the earth
Faults, folds and joints
Material composition of earth’s layers
Diamonds in the earth’s mantle
Jules Verne’s A Journey to the Center of the Earth
Connections between astronomy and geology
Alfred Wegener and Continental Drift Theory
Tectonic plate theory
Convergent, divergent and transform plate boundaries
Causes of natural disasters
Predicting natural disasters
Measuring natural disasters
Safety tips for natural disasters
Ancient cultural views of earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis
The Ring of Fire
Geophysicists, volcanologists, and seismologists
2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami
and much more!
All 51 activities in this unit study are presented in an easy to follow format with an active and updated web link. Click on the link and the best resources on the World Wide Web appear for your children. The links bring the world to your children by providing streaming videos, interactive web sites, educational games, audio files, and more. At Intellego Unit Studies, we believe in the varied learning styles and multiple intelligences of every child. That’s why all of our unit studies include reading and writing activities, videos, art, music, comparisons, drawing and painting, discussions, hands-on activities, art projects, full-color high resolution graphics, printable activity pages, and more!
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